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Back to the future, again, I suppose

Sunday 10th December 2017: European Champions Cup 2017/2018: Pool 1 (La Rochelle; Harlequins; Wasps; Ulster) Round 3 match – Harlequins v Ulster at the Stoop, kick-off 1.00pm: Result: Harlequins 5 Ulster 17: Pool positions after Round 3 – Ulster 2nd on 8 points, Harlequins fourth (bottom) on 1 [...]

December 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Some interesting chats

Yesterday  I met up with an old pal for a catch-up over a coffee at the Westbury Hotel. He is one of those people that is well informed on almost every area but always manages to shed new light on a topic in a thought provoking way. Thus, when we discussed modern footballers, he made the point [...]

December 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

In sport as in life?

Sport is without doubt the most exasperating, mind-expanding, joyous, life-enhancing and wonderful pastime ever gifted to the human race. One might venture to suggest that it makes the world go around. However, as we reach the end of a year in which the extraordinary new US President seems [...]

December 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

End of term

Yesterday we finished the first term of the Italian cultural and intermediate language course I have been attending. I have enjoyed it as an intellectual distraction and for maintaining my level of Italian. There was festive mood in the class with everyone contributing cakes and biscuits mainly of [...]

December 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Two for the price of one

Today the world mourns two of its unlikely icons – overnight the deaths were announced of Christine Keeler, the girl at the centre of the infamous 1960s British sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair, and the legendary French ‘bad boy’ pop idol Johnny Hallyday at the ages of 75 and 74 [...]

December 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Another night of magic at the Stoop

Sunday 3rd November: Aviva Premiership Round 10: Harlequins v Saracens @ the Stoop, kick-off 3.00pm: Result – Harlequins 20: Saracens 19: Latest league positions: Saracens 3rd on 31 points, Harlequins 7th on 24 points. I watched this programme on BT Sport in the comfort of my home sitting room. [...]

December 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

It ain’t going to be pretty

I’m quite intrigued by the travails of Damian Green, First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office only since last June, currently embroiled in an alleged ‘he watched porn on his House of Common office computer back in 2008’ scandal, which of course – as we all know – [...]

December 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Where is it all going to end, and when?

Yesterday Prince Harry officially announced his engagement to Meghan Markle and apparently aired his tip for success when embarking upon a relationship, viz. spending time together at home first before venturing out on romantic dates, outings, trips to the theatre or ballet and even meals – see [...]

November 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Reunion with an old friend

This is an item that needs adding to my ever-growing pile being filed under the heading “Things that remind you that you’re getting older and more forgetful”. At some point in the receding mists of time – if I estimated it was about five years ago I might either be 100% correct or [...]

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Still at it

A while back the Rust featured an appreciation of refreshingly candid and slightly maverick veteran UK neurosurgeon Henry Marsh who had been interviewed on an edition of Radio Five Live’s afternoon show about a second autobiographical book that he had written. He’s evidently got [...]

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

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